World-music songwriting that transcends the single band. Studio project with one singer/songwriter, many players.
I've found my solo efforts difficult to categorize because I tend to dabble in just about everything. From 90-93, I focused on my solo guitar work and the occasional jazz-infused acoustic folk song. From 93 to 95, I was the bassist for the band that eventually became the Atomic Numbers, and have "borrowed" musicians in bands I've played with ever since.
As an offshoot, I started Mr. Chaos, which made four short albums ("4", 1995; Lovers & Madmen, 1997; Edge of the Planet, 1998; Paper Thin Crash, 1999). These four albums will become a compilation: "*.* Samples from the Collection."
I've continued my most humble legacy with two subsequent projects during 2000: The Bahasa Mix, recorded in Malaysia; and Afternoon Suggestion recorded with my newest jazz a la Miles Davis project, the Black Tuesday. Look for MP3s soon!
During 2001 and 2002, I worked and toured with several different projects: Add Lib Lounge, based in Helsinki, Finland; Polyrytmi, based in Espoo Finland; and Le Jazzic, based in Russia. I played many music festivals in Scandinavia.
In 2003, I toured the U.S.A. with some poetry and written-word performance. Venues included University of Montana at Missoula, Green Door in Chicago, Illinois, and the Heights art gallery in Cleveland, Ohio.
In 2004, I've worked with singer-songwriter Peter Vasiliev and Megamania-label producer Andrei Solomko as a singer, songwriter and session player on the groove project COON. And this same summer, I'm touring with a great Estonian choir, playing also the Tallinn Song Festival in 2004. I've also made a short "tour" in Egypt, playing solo acoustic guitar with local musicians.
With my talented partner in Estonia, I've built a website: johnhammink.com, coming soon!